Successful weekend results for police Ghost Squad

2017-08-16 06:01

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police’s Ghost Squad reported a number of notices issued the weekend following operations held with the South African Police Service (SAPS).

The Ghost Squad was launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality specifically to curb traffic law violations.

From Friday, August 11, notices were issued for, among other things, unroadworthy motor vehicles, driving on the shoulder of the roadway, illegal parking, unlicenced and unregistered vehicles, totalling R37 700. On Saturday, August 12, in joint operations with Walmer SAPS, notices for the same transgressions totalled R43 000.

According to Metro Police Chief Yolande Faro, two people were arrested for drunken driving.

“One of the members stopped a white Toyota Tazz sedan in 17th Avenue, Walmer at 1:50am.

“He approached the vehicle with SAPS members.

“There were five occupants in the vehicle, three men and two women.

“The vehicle was checked at the metro’s radio control room as the number plate was not corresponding with the licence disc.

“The vehicle was then confirmed as a stolen vehicle,” Faro said.

“The vehicle and occupants were searched and an illegal firearm with a full magazine was found under the driver’s seat.

“The driver was arrested and all the occupants were detained at the Walmer SAPS station.”

Humewood SAPS also arrested one person for drunken driving.

In a joint operation with Mount Road SAPS, three arrests were made for the possession of 200 Mandrax tablets.

“In that operation, a suspect was arrested for an unlicensed firearm and notices were issued for, among other things, parking on the sidewalk and unlicenced vehicles, totalling R9 250,” Faro said.

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